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molyholy Thu 12-Feb-15 21:30:57

I love da 80's but watched 16 candles. There is an extremely disturbing date rape scene which makes me VERY uncomfortable. Something along the lines of 'she's out of it, you can do what you want to her'. Shocking

TiredButFine Thu 12-Feb-15 21:54:34

I love that film but it hasn't aged well- it's also incredibly racist

WyrdByrd Thu 12-Feb-15 22:20:42

I watched that for the first time in about 25 years recently - can't believe my mum let me watch it!

Even The Goonies has a fair few shock moments.

HexagonAlley Thu 12-Feb-15 22:24:06

YY. It's all the really graphic swearing and violence even in kids films.

And the action films of the 80's are unbelievable. 'Fuck' every 5 minutes even in normal conversation and the goriest bloodiest violence. Robocop was on the other day. The scene where Murphy is killed. Wtf.

Trills Thu 12-Feb-15 22:30:11

I watched Heathers the other day.

toddlerwrangling Thu 12-Feb-15 22:32:03

Even "family" films of the 80s are a bit weird in retrospect. Pretty Woman? Nice premise. Why on earth was it considered suitable viewing for young teenage girls? And Big - I loved that film when I was about ten, but not only was it bloody scary (the fairground machine), but the weird sexual undertones are super-creepy.

WyrdByrd Thu 12-Feb-15 22:35:59

We watched 'Big' with 10yo DD over Christmas - I didn't think it was too bad, but there are undercurrents.

I added 'Class' with Rob Lowe & Andrew McCarthy to my DVD collection recently - another film that really isn't that suitable for teens!

Trills Thu 12-Feb-15 22:37:06

Dirty Dancing.

I have a theory that it is only "good" if you first watched it while being a girl aged 14 or younger.

It's a 15.

What rating is Pretty Woman? I'd assume 15?

toddlerwrangling Thu 12-Feb-15 22:48:25

It must have been 15 I guess (don't think the 12 rating existed at the time), but on video it was certainly a staple of 13/14yo sleepovers when I was a teenager, all parentally- approved!

piggychops Thu 12-Feb-15 22:49:27

Footloose-there's one scene where a girl gets beaten by her boyfriend. It was on recently and before 9pm. The children (teenagers) were quite shocked.

toddlerwrangling Thu 12-Feb-15 22:49:31

Y y to dirty dancing - rubbish film, silly premise, wooden acting - all saved in the last five minutes by the final (though totally ridiculous) dance sequence.... ;)

TwinkieTwinkle Thu 12-Feb-15 22:53:55

Love 80's films. St Elmo's Fire, The Breakfast Club, Pretty In Pink, Sixteen Candles, Heathers, I could go on and on! They haven't aged well though, I agree about that. I only wish I had been born early enough to have actually seen them in the cinema when they came out!

Toadinthehole Fri 13-Feb-15 04:31:23

Recently bought a copy of The Name of the Rose.

Disturbing and bloody marvellous.

MokunMokun Fri 13-Feb-15 04:45:56

Not 80s but The Graduate. Really scary stalking her like that.

basgetti Fri 13-Feb-15 05:58:43

I thought similar when I watched Back to the Future again recently. The scene in the car with Biff is actually a pretty violent attempted rape.

Andrewofgg Fri 13-Feb-15 06:16:44

I wonder what will seem disturbing about today's films thirty years on?

Some here will find out!

Decorhate Fri 13-Feb-15 06:37:39

In ET when the boy pretends to be ill, his mother leaves him at home while she goes to work.

roundtable Fri 13-Feb-15 06:54:40

She also leaves his sister at home who is supposed to be a preschooler i think, home alone while she picks up Elliott from school.

I watched it at Christmas and noticed all these things which I didn't notice as a child.

I think it'll be the same for all the blatant drink driving scenes that seem to happen in a lot of films.

Grease is another film which has the worst message. Want to get a man? CChangeyourself then.

Andrewofgg Fri 13-Feb-15 07:59:21

I think Grease was already a parody of the Fifties when it was made in the Seventies.

HootsMon Fri 13-Feb-15 08:13:51

I know this wasn't made in the '80s but I was quite shocked at Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory when I saw it for the first time as an adult. Charlie's poor mum is working her fingers to the bone trying to support the family below the poverty line while the four grandparents lie around in bed all day. When a trip to the chocolate factory is in the offing - Grandpa jumps out of bed and dances merrily around. WTF?!

Panzee Fri 13-Feb-15 08:18:02

HootsMon you are not alone!

The80sweregreat Fri 13-Feb-15 18:03:56

Andrew mccarthy in 'pretty in pink' was gorgeous.
Agree that a lot of the 80s scary films were very disturbing, seemed to be a new one every week. Not keen on dirty dancing. Charlie and the chocolate factory is just dark all round, yet people seem to love that film..?

Toadinthehole Fri 13-Feb-15 18:47:58

What's happened is that we've all got old.

I think of the 80s as yesterday, but then I realise they were 30 years ago. When I was a child, thirty years ago was the Fifties, which as everyone knows, were in black and white.

So there has been 30 years of changing values since a time that seems like yesterday. That is what makes 80s films disturbing to me, because I still unconsciously expect their values to be like now.

Actually, I watched Time Bandits last night and wondered if perhaps not much had changed at all.

eversoslightlytired Fri 13-Feb-15 19:15:27

I raved and raved to my friend (8 years younger than me) about how brilliant St Elmos Fire was. I even bought it and made her sit down with me and watch it. When it finished she just looked at me cos quite frankly Itwas actually pretty shit!!!

tilliebob Fri 13-Feb-15 19:23:39

I've watched loads of 80's films like, in the cinema, cos I'm that old but have never seen (or heard of) 16 candles! Think I'll give it a swerve anyway

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